Former HANOI ROCKS Bassist Sues NYC Venue, MTV Over Injury

Former HANOI ROCKS and current JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS bassist Sam Yaffa (real name Sami Takamaki) has filed an $85 million lawsuit against Roseland Ballroom, MTV Corp. and others, saying his hands and career were hurt when ballroom bouncers jumped him while he was fending off a purse snatcher, according to the Associated Press. ...

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ZEBULON Set Release Date For 'Troubled Ground'

ZEBULON, the Swedish band featuring former members of early '90s death metal act DESULTORY, have set a June 14 release date through People Like You Records for their sophomore full-length album, "Troubled Ground". The follow-up to 2001's "Volume One" was recorded and mixed at Stockholm's Sunlight Studios with veteran producer Tomas Skogsberg (ENTOMBED, DISMEMBER, BACKYARD ...

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KISS: Melbourne Club Show Setlist Revealed

According to KissNews.net, KISS performed a club show at the The Palais in Melbourne, Australia on Saturday (May 15). The group's set was just under two hours long and not two and a half hours, as advertised by the promoter prior to the show. KISS live at The Palais in Melbourne, Australia - May 15, ...

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MEGADETH: New Album Mixed, Album Title Chosen

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has posted the following message in the "Forum" section of the band's official web site: "Droogies! "Well, the weekend is here again and I hope yer all getting ready to party for a few days. "I have a couple of small updates for you and some personal updates too. "First off, ...

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NIGHTWISH: 'Nemo' European Chart Positions Updated

NIGHTWISH's official web site has posted the updated European chart positions for the group's new single, "Nemo". They are as follows: Finland: #1 Hungary: #1 Norway: #4 Germany: #12 Austria: #24 Switzerland: #25 "Nemo" (video) comes off NIGHTWISH's much-anticipated follow-up to 2002's "Century Child", "Once", due on June 7 through Spinefarm Records. A ...

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OMISSA EP Produced By Former SYSTEMATIC Guitarist: Audio Available

Oakland, California-based quintet OMISSA (formerly HAPPY ENDING) have uploaded two new tracks which were recorded and produced at Pro View studios by former SYSTEMATIC guitarist Adam Ruppel. The songs "In Your Eyes" and "Peace and Balance", which will appear on the band's new EP (due this summer), are available for download at the group's official ...

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